“Young doctors need to be supported”

Bamberg – "the future medical supply is also in our region a rough challenge, which must be mastered", CSU city councilor and member of the board of trustees of the bamberg social foundation, gerhard seitz, writes in a press release. The nationwide shortage of specialists has been noticeable for several years, especially in the health care sector, and particularly in the medical field. Hospitals outside universities and large cities are finding it increasingly difficult to fill their assistantships, and it is becoming more and more difficult for colleagues in private practice to find successors for their practices.
Since the social foundation is responsible for the health care of the citizens in the bamberg region, it has a duty to encourage and support young doctors in bamberg and the region general practitioner and specialist practices. The current financial conditions for a practice takeover are rather favorable at the moment due to low sales prices and low interest rates.
"The management of the social foundation should therefore help young colleagues who have been trained in our company to take over practices", so seitz. This not only raised the profile of the foundation, but also resulted in a trusting cooperation with the social foundation’s institutions.
At the same time, it would be important for the social foundation to think about new forms of cooperation and, if necessary, to establish and operate medical care centers (mvzs) together with physicians in private practice. Because regardless of how sensible and goal-oriented the health policy in berlin is assessed by the physicians in private practice and the clinics, both must nevertheless implement it and ensure reliable and good care for the citizens of the city and the country. Seitz has meanwhile submitted his request as a motion to the foundation council.


In the upper rodachtal the magic word is digital

In the upper rodachtal the magic word is digital

By 2021, the "digital health village" project will have been completed in the upper redach valley or "digi ort" for short tested. On wednesday, a presentation was given at the district administration office to show what can be understood behind it.

"Digi ort", this is the buzzword that is to be used in the future to improve medical and nursing care in the communities of wallenfels, steinwiesen and nordhalben and, in the long term, in the entire district. In the upper roachtal, the project is currently being implemented in cooperation with caritas and the fraunhofer working group for supply chain services.

Relief for members

Digital networking, e-file, e-prescription and home assistance systems are technologies that mayors gerhard wunder (steinwiesen), jens korn (wallenfels) and michael pohnlein (nordhalben) hope will make care more efficient. The use of digital solutions is also intended to relieve the burden on those in need, family carers and outpatient services.


Congratulations! Fyodor Schmick

Congratulations! Fyodor schmick

Fjodor schmick celebrated his 85th birthday. Birthday

In relatively good health, fjodor schmick celebrated his 85th birthday in volkach. Birthday. "The legs and the eyes don't really cooperate anymore," the jubilarian said, but he was happy about every visit and call on his day of celebration. The city's congratulations were conveyed by mayor peter kornell. Two of schmick's daughters live in volkach, one in lohr. His son lives in rubland. "My parents have had a hard life," said daughter elena schmick.

The father, born in volga saratov (rubland), was expelled to kazakhstan as a so-called volga german during the second world war. There he worked until about mid-1985 in a collective farm as a "tractor driver", where he had to drive from early to late, even on weekends. Here he met his wife amalia, with whom he has five children. A son died at the age of five. In 1999, the family moved to volkach, as relatives were already living there. There are now ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren of his children. A large family that is largely rooted in the lower franconian area. A hard blow hit fjodor schmick when his wife died two years ago. "Very credible is their father," the daughter explained. "Regular attendance at church and reading the bible are the mainstays of his life". 


Forecasts: iohannis winner of the rumanian election

forecasts: iohannis winner of the rumanian election

According to forecasts, incumbent klaus iohannis has won the presidential election in romania by a clear margin. The 60-year-old received 39 percent of the votes.

He fell short of the absolute majority needed to win in the first round and will have to face the second-placed social democrat, viorica dancila, in a run-off election in two weeks’ time. The politician, who was head of government until a week ago, came in second with 22.5 percent, according to projections based on post-election polls.

Iohannis buried the result as a clear vote against dancila’s PSD party: "never before have the rumanians voted so extensively and so clearly against the PSD. For rumania, this means an enormous step forward," iohannis said on sunday evening. For the runoff election on 24. November he called on the romanians: "come to the polls so that you can finally push the PSD aside."


Study: it snows microplastics

study: it snows microplastics

Microplastic particles trickle out of the air with snow onto the earth’s surface – even in the remote arctic.

The tiny particles with a size of less than five millimeters are transported in the atmosphere and can thus be distributed over long distances, according to a team of researchers led by the alfred wegener institute for polar and marine research (AWI) in bremerhaven. According to this, it is obvious that the air is considerably polluted with microplastics. Possible health effects should be studied in detail in the future, write the scientists in the journal "science advances".

Melanie bergmann and her colleagues had analyzed snow samples from helgoland, bavaria, bremen, the swiss alps and the arctic, both from the spitzbergen archipelago and from several ice floes. They melted the snow, filtered the water and analyzed the residue by infrared spectroscopy. This is how plastic pressure levels can be detected and analyzed.


Wladimir klitschko: “afraid of losing”

Wladimir klitschko: 'afraid of losing'

Wladimir klitschko, world heavyweight boxing champion of the WBO, IBF and WBA federations, will defend his title in the coming "february or march".

The sports scientist, who holds a doctorate, explained this in an interview with the german press agency (dpa), in which he also commented on political conditions in his native ukraine and russia and on homosexual boxers.

Question: 14 days ago in moscow, you unanimously defeated the previously unbeaten alexander powetkin on points and collected the record purse of 13.38 million euros – what’s next in sports??


How uranium comes out of pinzberg water?

How uranium comes out of pinzberg water?

In november 2012, the acquisition of a uranium processing plant was the central topic of the meeting of the ehrenburg water association. Alexander durrschmidt from the planning office of the same name discussed possible approaches to the problem. All this had become necessary because the uranium content in the drinking water of pinzberg is too high. Pinzberg obtains part of its water from the special-purpose association and mixes it with its own water.
The permissible uranium value of 10 micrograms per liter had been exceeded three times in samples. The situation is still uncritical for the towns in the other regions of the association, such as wiesenthau, schlaifhausen and gosberg. Even if 11 micrograms/l have been measured in a sample there recently as well. Association chairman hans weisel has no illusions, however, that the safety of drinking water could also be endangered here in the long run.

Bad for the kidneys
Durrschmidt recommends that the association purchase a system that could purify the water. An investment volume of around 80.000 euros has since been talked about. Now, members of the special-purpose association, together with pinzberg's mayor reinhard seeber (CSU), have traveled to hirschaid, where such a plant is already in operation.

Mayor andreas schlund (CSU) and his water keeper ronald welsch explained the background of the so-called ion exchange process to their visitors. In 2007, high uranium levels were discovered in the water of numerous wells in northern upper franconia.